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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Monday 20 December 2010

Once all glue for the bridge is thoroughly set, I can put on an old set of strings and start the set up. This entails the correct string spacing and height at the nut, as well as the proper string height at the saddle. I will also be checking, levelling, and polishing the frets. These are all critical steps which determine the final playability of the instrument.

I do this while the guitar is still "in the white" as it is my final opportunity to make any final adjustments to the wood shaping, etc.

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